Honda Fit Sport
Honda Fit is a five door subcompact car with front wheel drive option and also the facility of all-wheel drive. It was first launched in 2001 and made a successful debut in Japan and by the end of 2010 the cumulative sale of Honda Fit reached till 1.5 million unit in Japan. Today Honda fit is equipped with so many new and improved features which make the car a peerless interior package along with excellent fuel economic vehicle and as the name shows it can fit much stuff inside it as compared to other cars of the same class.
The 2019 model of Honda fit is different from previous models because it has improved and automatically adjusted high beam headlights and tail lights and more color options are introduced with a slightly changed face looks.
It available in four trims including LX, Sport, EX and EX-L trim.
LX Base Trim:
The LX is the base trim which provides you with fifteen inches wheel, parking camera, keyless entry, cruise control, five inches display screen and 4 speakers audio system.
Sport trim have some additional features in it that includes larger sized wheels of sixteen inches, fog lights, leather upholstery, 7 inches display screen for infotainment and 6 speakers stereo system. EX trim is equipped with sunroof, camera fixed on side mirrors giving a clear view from sideways for lane watching.
The highest level trim is the EX-L trim that has heated side mirrors along with heated front seats and leather covered seats and steering wheel and it also offers navigation facility to the drivers. Honda Fit 2019 has been rated six out of ten among other subcompact cars and it has been ranked on number 11 among all other small hatchbacks.
Engine and performance of Honda Fit Sport:
Honda Fit 2019 Sport is powered by 1.5 liters four inline sixteen valve DOHC 1498cc engine with the option of six speed manual transmission or continuously varying automatic transmission generating 130hp horsepower at 6600 rpm and 114 lb-ft at 4600rpm.
It has a fuel tank capacity of 10.6 gallons and gives a mileage of thirty three miles per hour in city and forty miles per hour on highways. The power feels of four cylinder engine is adequate around towns but automatic transmission is comparatively slower, however it can hit sixty miles per hour in 8.8 seconds. The pedal response of the brakes is very progressive and easy to use making smooth stop of the car in traffics even by applying least effort.
The steering control of Honda Fit is linear and direct with a very little effort and the car can easily be turned around with smooth steering wheel. The gripping of the tires is not very good but it doesn’t become a hurdle in handling of the vehicle. The vehicle is very light when turning around corners and changes its direction quickly making the turning and handling easy. Suspension of the car is soft and smooth to weave through traffics and soak up a bit of uneven roads.
Exterior and interior features of Honda Fit Sports:
Honda Fit 2019 is 161.4 inches in length, 60 inches in height and 67 inches in width. It is a small car but it is equipped with variety of features and it is a blend of style and aerodynamic efficient design. The contour lines of the car runs all over its body and terminates into headlights and front grille giving a unique stylish appearance on the front. The Sporty look is enhanced with aggressive bumper design, fog lights and headlight housing design. The rear looks are striking with the LED brake lights, chrome accented trim and rear spoiler while the rear hatch is very spacious to provide you with increased cargo capacity. Honda Fit Sport has sixteen inches alloy wheel which play up the sporty looks.
The interior of the car is designed to give maximum space inside the cabin so maximum passengers and cargo can fit into it. Fit Sport trim has leather covered seats providing a luxurious touch and provides a room for approximately 5 passengers. There is Econ button which optimizes the engine along with transmission, air conditioning and cruising to save fuel. The gear shifts of six speed manual transmission provides an enthusiastic driving experience and there are paddle shifters controls on steering wheel to control your shifts. There is a seven inches display screen mounted on the central console that is compatible for Apple Car play and Android Auto interface to control the infotainment while Honda Link app let you podcast, gives you variety of music and other content by connecting with your smartphones. The Navigation system will provide you with exact maps and directions through voice commands. There will be six speakers audio system for your entertainment. The magic seating can be folded to increase the cargo area and you can carry much stuff with you.
Some of the safety features of Honda Fit Sport 2019 include Forward collision warning system, collision mitigation braking system, lane keeping assistance through cameras in side mirrors and it has been rated five out of five stars by NHTSA under various crash tests and the IIHS also rated it good car in side impact test and roof strength test.
Major rivals of Honda Fit sport:
Some of the major rivals of Honda Fit 2019 include Kia Soul, Honda Civic 2019, Toyota Corolla Im, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Passo and Toyota Aqua.
The starting price of Honda Fit Sport 2019 is 17,500 US dollars which is fairly competitive as compared to other cars of the same class and it a fuel efficient car which has made it very affordable for the customers that’s why it has made a huge success in markets.
- Top speed 118 mph and 0 to 60 in 8.2 seconds
- Engine: 1.5L 16-Valve 4-Cylinder DOHC i-VTEC-inc: Variable cam timing (VTC)
- Transmission: 6 speed manual
- Front wheel drive
- 4.62 axle ratio
- Gas pressurized shock absorbers
- Front anti roll bar
- Electric power assist steering
- Single stainless steel exhaust with chrome tailpipe finisher
- 4 wheel anti lock braking system-brake assist and hill hold control
- Wheels: 16: gloss black alloy
- Steel spare wheel
- Compact spare tire mounted inside under cargo
- Clear coat paint
- Body colored front bumper with colored bumper insert
- Body colored rear bumper with colored bumper insert
- Black side window trim and black front windshield trim
- Body colored door handles
- Rocker panel extensions
- Body colored power side mirrors with manual folding
- Fixed rear window with fixed interval wiper and defrosters
- Light tinted glass
- Fixed interval wipers
- Fully galvanized steel panels
- Lip spoiler
- Black grille with chrome accents
- Lift gate rear cargo access
- Tailgate/rear door lock included with power door locks
- Fully automatic aero composite halogen daytime running headlamps
- LED brake lights
- Front fog lamps
- Radio: AM/FM audio system-inc: 180 watts- 6 speakers-Bluetooth HandFreeLink-Bluetooth streaming audio-radio data system (RDS)-Speed sensitive-volume control (SVC)- front and center console USB smartphone/audio interface-7” display audio with high resolution WVGA (800x480) electrostatic touch screen and customizable feature settings-apple CarPlay-android auto-HondaLink-Pndora compatibility and SMS text message function
- Radio with seek-scan-clock and steering wheel controls
- Audio theft deterrent
- Integrated roof antenna
- 1 LCD monitor in the front
- Front bucket seats-inc: driver’s seat with manual height adjustment-adjustable front seat belt anchors and adjustable head restraints
- 6 way driver seat-inc: manual recline and fore/aft movement
- 4 way driver seat-inc: manual recline and fore/aft movement
- 60-40 folding split bench front facing manual reclining fold forward seatback rear seat
- Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
- Gauges-inc: speedometer-odometer-tachometer-trip odometer and trip computer
- Power rear windows and fixed 3rd row windows
- Leather/metal look steering wheel
- Front cup holder
- Rear cup holder
- Remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter-illuminated entry and panic button
- Remote releases-inc: mechanical fuel
- Cruise control with steering wheel controls
- Manual air conditioning
- HVAC-inc: under seat ducts
- Glove box
- Driver foot rest
- Interior trim-inc: metal look instrument panel insert-metal look/piano black door panel insert-metal look console insert and metal look interior accents
- Full cloth headliner
- Cloth door trim insert
- Leather gear shift knob
- Cloth seat trim
- Day night rearview mirror
- Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors
- Full floor console with covered storage and 2 12V DC power outlets
- Front map lights
- Fade to off interior lighting
- Full carpet floor covering
- Carpet floor trim
- Cargo space lights
- Driver and passenger door bins and 2nd row under seat storage
- Power 1st row windows with driver 1 touch up down
- Delayed accessory power
- Power door locks with auto lock feature
- Trip computer
- Outside temp gauge
- Digital/analog display
- Seats with cloth back material
- Manual adjustable rear head restraints
- Front center armrest
- 1 seatback storage pocket
- Perimeter alarm
- Engine immobilizer
- 2 12V DC power outlets
- Air filtration
- VSA electronic stability control (ESC)
- ABS and driveline traction control
- Side impact beams
- Dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags
- Low tire pressure warning
- Dual-stage driver and passenger front airbags
- Curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
- Airbag occupancy sensor
- Rear child safety locks
- Outboard front and lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point and pretensioners
- Back up camera
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